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Iowa Dentist Ordered to Pay $1.5 M for Transmitting STD

A dentist has been ordered by a jury to pay a woman $1.5 million for giving her a sexually transmitted disease (STD).

According to the complaint, Alan Evans, an Iowa dentist, did not tell the plaintiff, Karly Rossiter to take precautions so that he did not infect her with the human papillomavirus, or HPV.

The court documents indicated that Evans told Rossiter that he did not have any STD’s, The two engaged in sexual activity and one year later Rossiter had an abnormal pap smear.


Rossiter received $700,000 in compensatory damages and $800,000 in punitive damages.

The American Social Health Association estimates that about 75-80% of sexually active Americans will contract HPV at some point during their lives. By the age of 50 over 80% of American women will have contracted at least one strain of genital HPV. The sexually transmitted disease is reportedly the most common STD in the United States.

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